first visited Panama in February 2001 on a bird watching adventure.
We enjoyed our visit admiring the natural beauty of Panama
in three areas, Gamboa, Boca del Toro and Cerro Punta. We returned
that year to visit the the Boquete District in the Highlands
of Chiriqui. We quickly fell in love with the area. We started
looking for property where we could build a second home to use
several months a year. In early 2002 we bought 3 hectares (about
7 acres) of land in the Palmira Arriba area of Boquete. In 2005
we retired and decided to relocate from Sequim, Washington to
live permanently on our small Palmira coffee farm.
was obvious from the beginning that the weather in this part of
world is quite different from the northern latitudes with the large
land masses of the United States or Europe. With a background in
aviation, I have long held an interest in meteorology and weather
observation. I was curious about the causes of the Boquete weather
and climate. I began to observe, read and think about it. This
web site is the result of that journey. It was initially created
for my personal use but I have decided to make it public with the
hopes that others might find it useful.
||In March of
2007 we installed a WeatherHawk weather
station on our coffee farm in Palmira Arriba. It is located about
150 feet from our home on a 20 foot 2" steel pole that is
buried 4 feet in the ground in a 4x2x2 feet block of concrete.
with three guy wires that are anchored to 2 foot deep blocks of
buried concrete. The installation of the wireless WeatherHawk Station
and software setup was a bit of a challenge, but the customer support
at WeatherHawk was excellent. I highly recommend this company.
Before purchasing the station, I reviewed information
regarding various weather stations and concluded that the WeatherHawk
is one of the best, if not the best private weather stations with
quality sensors. The cost of the project was about $2000.00 (which
of course does not include the computer).
hope that you find this web site useful and return to it frequently
to monitor the weather in the Boquete District. We also hope it
leads you to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the tropical
rain forest environment and atmosphere of Boquete. If you have
any comments, questions or suggestions, go to our contact
page and send us a message.
Latitude N 08° 45.498’
Longitude W 082° 27.616’
Copyright © 2007